We in Telegram
Add news
March 2010 April 2010 May 2010 June 2010 July 2010
August 2010
September 2010 October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011 March 2011 April 2011 May 2011 June 2011 July 2011 August 2011 September 2011 October 2011 November 2011 December 2011 January 2012 February 2012 March 2012 April 2012 May 2012 June 2012 July 2012 August 2012 September 2012 October 2012 November 2012 December 2012 January 2013 February 2013 March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 March 2014 April 2014 May 2014 June 2014 July 2014 August 2014 September 2014 October 2014 November 2014 December 2014 January 2015 February 2015 March 2015 April 2015 May 2015 June 2015 July 2015 August 2015 September 2015 October 2015 November 2015 December 2015 January 2016 February 2016 March 2016 April 2016 May 2016 June 2016 July 2016 August 2016 September 2016 October 2016 November 2016 December 2016 January 2017 February 2017 March 2017 April 2017 May 2017 June 2017 July 2017 August 2017 September 2017 October 2017 November 2017 December 2017 January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 April 2018 May 2018 June 2018 July 2018 August 2018 September 2018 October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January 2019 February 2019 March 2019 April 2019 May 2019 June 2019 July 2019 August 2019 September 2019 October 2019 November 2019 December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020 November 2020 December 2020 January 2021 February 2021 March 2021 April 2021 May 2021 June 2021 July 2021 August 2021 September 2021 October 2021 November 2021 December 2021 January 2022 February 2022 March 2022 April 2022 May 2022 June 2022 July 2022 August 2022 September 2022 October 2022 November 2022 December 2022 January 2023 February 2023 March 2023 April 2023 May 2023 June 2023 July 2023 August 2023 September 2023 October 2023 November 2023 December 2023 January 2024 February 2024
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29
News Every Day |

Hamas Patron Qatar Has Spent $6 Billion Lobbying the U.S. Government and Funding Universities

Qatar, the oil-rich Middle Eastern nation that provides shelter and cash to the Hamas terror group’s top leaders, has spent nearly $6 billion since 2007 lobbying the American government and funneling cash to the United States’ top universities, funding that is generating scrutiny in Congress.

With Qatar emerging as a central mediator in the United States’ attempts to reach a hostage deal between Israel and Hamas, Doha’s decades-long influence peddling operation in America is raising concerns about the country’s ties to the Iran-backed terror group.

Qatar has given or contracted more than $5.6 billion to 61 American schools since 2007, including Ivy Leagues such as Harvard University, Yale University, Cornell University, and Stanford University, according to funding records reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. The country has also doled out more than $243 million on lobbying efforts in the United States since 2015, with more than $16 million spent in 2023 alone.

The money, experts and lawmakers say, has enabled Qatar to have outsized influence in American politics and academia, efforts they say have mainstreamed anti-Israel propaganda and silenced criticism about Doha’s longstanding ties to Hamas, the Iranian regime, and other terror groups. Hamas’s "three top leaders alone are worth a staggering total of $11 billion and enjoy a life of luxury in the sanctuary of the emirate of Qatar," according to the New York Post.

The vast funding operation has generated congressional interest in the past and is fueling calls for an investigation by members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), Congress’s largest GOP caucus, according to lawmakers and senior GOP aides who spoke to the Free Beacon. The RSC, one senior staffer said, is currently pressuring the relevant House oversight committees to investigate Qatar’s lobbying efforts and funding to schools.

"The amount of money that Qatar has invested in its influence operations in Washington over the last two decades is simply staggering," Jonathan Schanzer, a former terrorism finance analyst at the Treasury Department who now serves as research director at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank, told the Free Beacon. "It’s even more staggering when one stops to consider that the country has a mere 330,000 citizens. What does a country this tiny want with so much influence?"

Qatar, Schanzer said, is using its wealth to "ensure the acceptability of terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban. It would also like the West to turn a blind eye to the regime’s funding, safe haven, or normalization of other extremist groups, including al Qaeda or even the Islamic State."

Qatar remains "a major Hamas financier," according to FDD, and has repeatedly blamed Israel for the terror group’s unprecedented rampage across the Jewish state. Qatar also hosts Hamas’s political office in Doha, and three of the group’s top leaders—Ismail Haniyeh, the chief of Hamas’s political bureau, Khalil al-Hayya, head of its communications office, and Khaled Mashal, head of the group’s diaspora office—reside in the country.

The billions of dollars in Qatari donations to American schools is "perhaps the most worrying," according to Schanzer, who said Doha "now has a stranglehold on our institutions of higher learning—and we often cannot even see the terms of the arrangements that Qatar made with these schools."

From November 2007 to October 2023, Qatar made 1,116 donations to American universities totaling $5,673,091,815, records show. This has led to accusations that Doha is using its influence with the country’s top schools to mainstream propaganda that portrays Israel in a negative light.

Through the Qatar Foundation, a state-controlled entity tasked with promoting the country's interests, the nation has prioritized educational initiatives that employ anti-Israel materials, according to watchdog groups.

Rep. Kevin Hern (R., Okla.), the RSC’s chair, told the Free Beacon that Qatar’s outsized spending in the United States serves as a "stark reminder that Congress must do more to address foreign funding and influence in American universities."

"Our adversaries use these gifts and contracts to indoctrinate our students, stifle academic freedom, steal valuable research and intellectual property, and threaten our national security," Hern said, adding that he is pushing formal investigations and spearheading legislation that would require universities and their staff to disclose exactly how much funding they receive from foreign entities.

Rep. Greg Stube (R., Fla.), an RSC member who sits on the House Ways and Means Committee, expressed similar concerns upon reviewing Qatar’s billion-dollar donations to a range of top American universities.

"This is yet another example of the dangers of foreign money flooding into the American higher education system," he told the Free Beacon.

In addition to its funding for schools, Qatar spends heavily on lobbying efforts.

In 2023, the country spent $5 million lobbying the American government. Another $11 million was spent on nongovernment lobbying expenses, according to public records. From 2020 to 2022, Doha spent more than $130 million on government and nongovernment lobbying efforts.

Qatar also has invested heavily in America, spending more than $30 billion as of 2019 through its sovereign wealth fund, the Qatar Investment Authority, according to the State Department.

The post Hamas Patron Qatar Has Spent $6 Billion Lobbying the U.S. Government and Funding Universities appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Москва

Степан Орлов: Москва развивает и внедряет экологичный электрический транспорт

Amsterdam Stunning Sunny Hour Winter 2024 Amsterdam Walking Tour 4K

Beautiful Outdoor Garden Furniture, Garden Library Interior, Hidden Book Nook Garden Design

Top 10 Animated TV Series of 2023

Reliving the Past through Old Photos

Ria.city






Read also

California Voice: Cement could be part of the solution to carbon problem

Texas inmate facing execution for 2000 fatal shooting says new evidence points to his innocence

The War Of 1812 And The Panic Of 1819: The Unholy Alliance Between Government And Banking – Analysis

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

1960s USA - Real Street Scenes of Vintage America - Colorized

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


News Every Day

1960s USA - Real Street Scenes of Vintage America - Colorized



Sports today


Новости тенниса
Камилла Рахимова

Рахимова на турнире в Остине одолела Викмайер в трехчасовом матче 1-го круга



Спорт в России и мире
Москва

Гости Всемирного Фестиваля молодежи примут участие в шахматном турнире Mendeleev Chess



All sports news today





Sports in Russia today

Москва

Тверские хоккеисты победили команду из Белгорода на ГУМ-катке в Москве


Новости России

Game News

Состоялся релиз War Sniper — Sniper Elite с танками и дронами


Russian.city


Game News

A Halo co-creator who was working on the next Battlefield has seemingly left the franchise and EA


Губернаторы России
Спартак

«Приятно выигрывать в Москве»: Квартальнов о победе над «Спартаком» в преддверии плей-офф


Шапки женские вязаные на Wildberries, зима 2024 — новый цвет от 392 руб. (модель 466)

Посетительница караоке в центре столицы похитила дорогую шубу

СЛЕД КОРОНАВИРУСНЫХ БИОЛАБОРАТОРИЙ В ПРОВОДАХ ТАНКОВ НАТО. СПЕЦОПЕРАЦИЯ СВО РОССИИ НА УКРАИНЕ, ПОЛЕЗНЫЕ ВЫВОДЫ.

Событие огромной важности для всех православных произошло в Болхове


Распространение Клипа, Выступления, Концерта или Песни в Интернете.

Концерт в выставочном зале имени Ю.В. Карапаева

Андрис Лиепа пообщался с учащимися БРХК

«Были и другие времена»: жена Джигана раскрыла секрет, кто в их семье зарабатывает больше


Рублёв победил Чжана и пробился во второй круг турнира ATP-500 в Дубае

«Можно сравнить с «Уимблдоном»: Столяров — о миллиарде просмотров, дисциплинах Игр Будущего и выступлении Крида

Медведев признался, что легко пережил поражение от Синнера в финале Australian Open

Котов проиграл Корде на старте турнира ATP в Дубае



Шапки женские зимние на Wildberries — скидки от 398 руб. (на новые оттенки)

ENERGY дарит тур в Мексику на выступление Джареда Лето

Армия Армении ЛГБТ+

Шапки женские вязаные на Wildberries, зима 2024 — новый цвет от 392 руб. (модель 466)


Снять свое Кино. Снять Кино. Снять свой фильм. Как снять фильм. Снять Художественный фильм. Снять короткометражку.

ЧЭРЗ развивает сотрудничество со средними и высшими учебными заведениями

Распространение Клипа, Выступления, Концерта или Песни в Интернете.

ENERGY дарит тур в Мексику на выступление Джареда Лето


В голосовании на благоустройство в Новгородской области будут участвовать 55 территорий

Тамбовская область заняла 15 место из 18 возможных в ЦФО по санаторному отдыху в 2023 году

Сотрудники Росгвардии задержали подозреваемого в незаконном проникновении на территорию охраняемого объекта

Диетолог назвала 3 продукта, провоцирующие преждевременное старение у женщин



Путин в России и мире






Персональные новости Russian.city
Тимати

Baza: стоимость выступления Тимати составляет 5,5 млн рублей



News Every Day

Beautiful Outdoor Garden Furniture, Garden Library Interior, Hidden Book Nook Garden Design




Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости